Nick Boles recent suggestion that empty retail be more easily converted into residential property left me somewhat conflicted: part of me felt he was right, local authorities should be able to do what they want with their local plans.
Further to my post on the Boris Bike scheme in Wandsworth and Shaftesbury (and being parochial) the planning applications received for locations in, and near, Shaftesbury ward are: Ashley Crescent (2013/0435) Clapham Common Northside south of Grove Mansions (2013/0433) Eckstein Road j/w Comyn Road (2012/5713) Eckstein Road/St John’s Road (2012/5714) – Approved Dorothy Road (2013/0078) – Approved Grayshott Road/Holden Street (2013/0076) – Approved Grayshott Road/Sabine Road (2013/0075) – Approved Heathwall Street, north of 53 Eland Road (2013/0821) – Approved Lavender Gardens (2012/5954) 103-113 Lavender Hill (2013/0943) 139-143 Lavender Hill (2013/0073) – Approved Robertson Street (2012/5735) – Approved Sheepcote Lane/Latchmere Leisure Centre (2012/5716) – Approved Stanley Grove (2012/5862) To view them visit the council’s planning website and enter the reference number in the search box.
View Larger Map Crest Nicholson, the developers who now own the Elsley School site, are holding an exhibition this Friday so residents can see their plans for the site.
View Larger Map Last month I highlighted the (what I thought) unusual application to turn The Crown on Lavender Hill into a pub and hostel.
View Larger Map I don’t often post about planning applications, mainly – I think – because planning is not one of my areas of interest on the council.
View Larger Map I say this knowing that it could be taken the wrong way, so let me state that I obviously don’t like to see any business doing badly (except, perhaps, Foxtons – but doesn’t everybody?) but I couldn’t help but be pleased to see that there is a planning application in to change one of Lavender Hill’s many estate agents into a cafe.
I’ll confess I was surprised to get a letter today from Asda telling me that they are about to submit a planning application to Wandsworth to build a mezzanine level in their store at Clapham Junction.
As I reported in June the developers had requested the Mayor take responsibility for deciding their application to build a hotel on Falcon Road.
Although the application for the hotel was rejected last night the developers are now appealing to the Mayor.